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6 Brunette hair colors to inspire you!

/ 08.04.2014
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  • Try a rich burgundy red like Aishwarya Rai
  •  Glossy, dark chocolate
  • Eva Longoria with golden highlights
  • Laetitia Casta with natural golden brown hair
  • Lyndsy Fonseca with an ombre bob
  • Bailey Noble with light brown hair

Are you looking for a new hair color? Is becoming a brunette something you've been thinking about for a while? Or maybe you already have beautiful brown locks and you're looking to update your shade for next season. To give you an idea of what your best options might be, we've picked out six gorgeous examples from the brunette palette.

Hopefully this should help you with your dye-lemma!


L'Oréal Paris spokesperson Aishwarya Rai's hair is one of the best examples of how well a rich burgundy shade can work. Each time it catches the light, you can see flashes of purple/red, making it a multi-dimensional color. It doesn't have to be a rebellious shade, Aishwarya shows how burgundy-tinted hair, just like the wine, can be high quality and chic.

Dark chocolate

Much as we never need a reason to have more chocolate in our lives, this shade is a pretty great one! A deep, dark chocolate color is great if you're transitioning towards black, or if you have warm-toned skin. It's perfect for autumnal and winter months and, as an added bonus, dark hair gives off a glorious shine!

Dark golden brown

Former Desperate Housewife Eva Longoria has always been a fan of brunette hair, but she also like to change things up by adding highlights, like these coppery streaks that frame her face. The highlights look amazing when styled into red carpet waves.

Medium golden brown

French actress and model Laetitia Casta has tried several hair colors over the years, but our favourite is this shade of natural golden brown. Before you opt for a warm or cool shade, make sure you know what suits your skin tone best.


As an alternative to traditional highlights like Eva's, why not try out the hottest hairstyle trend in town: ombre! Channel American actress Lyndsy Fonseca and go for a dual-tone brunette-blonde style with a long blunt bob.

Light brunette

Bailey Noble of True Blood fame looks stunning with this all-over light brown shade. With so many people going to extremes (deep brown, white blonde, multi-colored, lilac) now might just be the perfect time to stand out with a more natural look.

What do you think? Are you feeling inspired by any of these brunette shades?


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